Bernie Cummins

Executive Director Operational Service Improvement and Demand Management @ Department for Health and Wellbeing (SA Health)

Bernie Cummins is the Director of Hospital Systems and Services in the South Australian Department for Health and Wellbeing (SA Health).  In this role Bernie works collaboratively with Local Health Networks, SA Ambulance Service, and the Primary Health Networks to implement strategies to improve the patient’s journey across health services. Bernie is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to improve access to emergency services, elective surgery and outpatient services and well as demand management and hospital avoidance programs.  Bernie has an extensive background in healthcare in the UK and South Australia. Bernie commenced her career in 1992 the UK as a registered Nurse and registered Midwife.  Bernie has worked in a broad range of clinical leadership experience in hospital and community settings.